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Oil Pollution of Marine Organisms

Nature volume 192, page 1209 (23 December 1961) | Download Citation



ALTHOUGH much publicity has been given to the harmful effects of oil on bird life, little evidence is available to show how marine organisms are influenced by oil pollution. Recent accidents involving the release of crude oil in Milford Haven afforded an opportunity to commence an assessment of the effects of this substance on the commonest intertidal animals and plants of a rocky coast.

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    • M. GEORGE

    Present address: Nature Conservancy, Government Offices, Bishopgate, Norwich.


  1. Dale Fort Field Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

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